♥ update number one: i’ve got some (slightly disappointing) news: you won’t see my shining face gracing the tv on wheel of fortune. the fed-ex man didn’t bring me a letter. i won’t be choosing r, s, t, l, n, or e. i won’t be building a new deck on the back of the house with an outdoor shower & hot tub with my hefty winnings. but that’s okay; i’m cool with it. the whole wheel thing provided me with hours of amusement, a trip to the ocean, and the privilege of being the recipient of one most excellent practical joke. it also provided me with some hope, some extra spunk, some fantastically egomaniacal counting-chickens-before-they-hatch through some winter days. if you’ve missed the saga, you can read about it here and here and here. okay, wheel, we’re over!
♥ update number two: my cat contimews to be awesome. i had a hunch about frida from the moment i met her, and although she’s mostly graduated from the early days of lounging on the princess bed (she’s more into human furniture now), she’s still my little princess. her transformations are constant source of enjoyment around here. i mean, she herself enjoys most everything about life… especially when she’s being pampered, which means, to her, just about anything associated with receiving loving care. this cat even enjoys getting her nails clipped! she’s like, “yes! time for my mani! purr purr purr! here are my fingers! clip away! wait a second, could you please pause for a moment? i need to rub my head on the clippers and tell them i love them! ok! now let me rub my head on you! i love you! okay, clip away!” and so, lest you think i’m evil for “making her wear” a princess tutu, remember that playing dress-up equals attention equals enjoyment equals this cat effing rocks at loving life, and i love her for it. serious gratitude. she’s like the best dream i’ve ever had, but real.
♥ update number three: only forty-six more granny squares to make before i can start piecing the blanket!
♥ update number four: i don’t like having an etsy shop and am waaayyy over it. actually, i got over it months ago, and closed my shop after my very first (and only) sale (those rad julep tumblers up there), when i realized how much time/ thought/ energy went into finding/ styling/ photographing/ listing/ writing about the items, and then wrapping/ packaging/ labeling/ shipping them. and then further when the purchase was stolen during shipping. and then further when i spent literally hours on hold with the postal service. no thank you. i like thrifting for myself, and for people i know, and i’m going to stick with the pleasure of that.
♥ update number five: pretty sure the birds decided the clematis wasn’t their best bet, after all. no further progress on the nest. maybe they’re just taking a break? doubt it. at least i’ll be able to prune it back when it starts going wild. edit!! they’re back at it!
♥ update number six: it might’ve been the rainiest march on record here in portland, but there’s evidence of springtime anyway, everywhere i look. i am hopeful, yes. warm days and sunshine ahead.
also, i am hopeful for a happy april for you all. no fooling. (yep. totally corny.)